Our Tango social dance otherwise known as a Milonga has now officially got a name (see the images below), a fantastic sign painted by an artist in Buenos Aires called Jorge Muscia. See his site at www.muscia.com
He has painted a pheonix on the ‘S’, which was his idea but is totally relevant to the regeneration and renewal of growth and energy in Cockermouth. It also features the ciebo national flower of Argentinia and the flag- blue and white stripes but with a pheonix in the centre instead of a gold sun. But it has really brought some sunshine into our freezing cold December dance nights, more powerfully than any Christmas decoration could ever have done and we get to show it every month like a mini exhibition in a Milonga.
Jorge Muscia with Maggi Toner-Edgar in Buenos Aires displaying all his hard work, painted with larger than life colours, which seem to store the South American sunshine.
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The Exhibition at Lancaster Alexandra Gallery was excellent and very well received. This show curated by Angie Wyman is very diverse, and has the UoC stamp of individuality on it. It fell to me to say a few words and what amazed me the most was how brilliantly the process had been explained by the artists, not only through the PowerPoints, but also through the lively animation of needleweaving by Stella Adams-Schofield. It was a really absorbing and will be well received wherever it travels, I am sure.
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